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MILTONIA RESIDENCES

date completed. 25 November 2020

type of residence. New Condo

residence size. 1500 sqft

project cost. $210,000

We debuted Archluxe by hosting a soft launch event on 12 November 2020 where invited guests were amongst other industry peers and exclusive partners. It was a night of introduction to Archluxe’s brand to look forward to an evening of inspiring discussion and future collaborations!  Introducing ARCHLUXE — a premium label interior design firm. ARCHLUXE is a niche brand that focuses on creating interior experiences with a nod to heritage and luxury. We are developing this label to cater to a niche market of clients who are connoisseurs of design and lifestyle experiences. ⁠ Take a peek through the keyhole, unlock the mystery, and come and join us in a world as we aim to redefine luxury interiors and experiences.

For the project design brief at Miltonia Residences, it’s a play of contrasts between the futuristic space-age concept that inspired the homeowners and the earthy tones of brown, green, and gold recommended by the couple’s geomancy consultant following recommended Feng Shui principles. On top of color play, there are other repetitive design elements — such as the use of curved and rounded forms (as opposed to angular), and in the master bedroom, the wallpaper is layered with “different textures upon textures” that serve to tie these contrasting themes together. 

Oftentimes we tend to have the impression that incorporating Feng Shui in interior design may be an outdated and gaudy concept but it is a thriving belief system in many parts of Asia, including Singapore. And why wouldn’t we want to celebrate our tradition if at the same time following these principles can maximize good energy flow in our home? Albeit inspired by Chinese lifestyle principles, the interiors are done in a contemporary manner, merging opposing concepts as one. With COVID-19 still a prevalent condition in most countries worldwide, increasingly more than ever we spend a large portion of our time at home. Work from home, or work from a beautiful resort home — come join us as we take you on a home tour through Miltonia Residences. ⁠⠀

Our Miltonia Residences project was also nominated for Tatler Design Awards 2021 "Best Luxury Concept" Readers' Choice category. Read more about this project and the interior design concepts we designed at this link here.

Examples of the ultra-modern elements reflected in the living room are where the curved furnishings define the space such as the luxurious leather-upholstered TV console with built-in cabinetry with added emphasis by accenting with LED lights along the organic lines. And then there’s the custom-designed velvet couch — that quasi-spaceship design of the forest green velvet couch is genuinely a one-of-a-kind aesthetic that is also ergonomic, one that is deeply curved inward to form a cozy nook. The ample depth of the couch design also additionally allows a footrest to be seamlessly designed into the couch to boot. The space-age design of the couch is then contrasted with elements of nature such as the rounded circular rug with a marble-like pattern and chandelier with floral-like elements framing a rounded cove ceiling lined with watercolor-inspired wallpaper and warm LED lighting.

This shoe cabinet lining the entrance hallway is a feature that is heavily influenced by Feng Shui principles. Feng Shui fundamentals dictate that shoes should not be kept above chest height and thus you can see display cabinets built on top of the shoe cabinets. Family photos and other display decor are then placed in this area as a great way to showcase the collective memories of the family of three along the hallway making it more homely.

“The one (headboard panel) bordering the bed has an interesting snakeskin texture,” shares the designer. He says the use of wallpaper, which he sourced from local brand Kin Atelier, is key to making this home feel cozy and warm. “A lot of people in Singapore feel that wallpaper might peel off over time. But when you choose the right wallpaper product, it can last for years. Wallpaper can make a huge difference in making a home feel very comfortable.”​

“We gave more attention to the living area and shoe cabinet; we created them in a way where the design of both complements each other with similar color tones and textures,” explains the designer.

The design concept and color palette of the living room is extended to the master bedroom where a semi-curved false ceiling is created to add depth with accent LED lighting. To add emphasis on that semi-curve ceiling, a similarly shaped rug line underneath the bed. The overall effect of the bedroom design again looks like a spaceship was built into the bed.

Right outside of the living room is the balcony that comes with a designated bar showcasing the couple’s collection of alcohol complete with a kitchen sink and countertop for drinks preparation. When the Ziptrak blinds come down, the open balcony then transforms into an indoor one, making the balcony the perfect lounging area regardless of weather conditions. Ziptrak blinds are also an excellent option for when you have little children at home as it also acts as a safety system to prevent your child from lifting the bottom beam.

The open-concept kitchen exudes a modern farmhouse vibe in a palette of grey and gold, with sleek metallic trimmings along the island and fittings on the cabinet and appliances. The floors are placed with patterned tiles that define the kitchen from the dining area.

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“The one (headboard panel) bordering the bed has an interesting snakeskin texture,” shares the designer. He says the use of wallpaper, which he sourced from local brand Kin Atelier, is key to making this home feel cozy and warm. “A lot of people in Singapore feel that wallpaper might peel off over time. But when you choose the right wallpaper product, it can last for years. Wallpaper can make a huge difference in making a home feel very comfortable.”​

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